Dogs don’t chew your carpet, shred your couch or tear things up because they are mean, malicious or angry, it’s just that they are – DOGS. When dogs are left alone for too long the temptation to chew your belongings is higher. So check out this interesting post on Puppy Training – Why are Dogs and Puppies Chewing Your Stuff?
Dogs that feel neglected, lonely, bored or anxious are more likely to search and find an outlet for his feelings. Punishing the dog is ineffective, prevention is the key.
As long as you cannot trust your dog 100%, don’t let him roam the house freely in your absence. Limit him to one room or fence of part of a room and create a cozy space for him. Give him a variety of toys, preferably chew toys.
One of the greatest toys to keep your dog busy are the hard-rubber toys that can be stuffed with treats. We have some reviews on our sister site PetStuffReviews. The dog will be busy and happy for hours and won’t even notice that you are gone. (more…)